Android 5.0 Lollipop: Top 5 Tips and Tricks You Should Know

By Anuj

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been released. Google on Tuesday said that Nexus devices and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets will initially get the update. The firmware is now available for download as its over-the-air (OTA) update has been rolled out.

Originally Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop at its I/O conference back in June and officially unveiled it on 15 October. Both the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 come pre-loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the box.

 

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If you own a Nexus-branded device or the Google Play edition handset/tablet for that matter, it's time to update your device to the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop). How do I get Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update?

Users can now immediately check if their handset is eligible to get the firmware update. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon > Settings Icon Settings > System update > Update. If a system update is available, follow the prompts to download and install the update.

Android 5 (Lollipop) is here. But was it worth the wait? Below are some handy tips and tricks that'll ensure you get the most out of your new phone.

Double-Tap to wake has always been a useful feature. Now, double tap on your display screen while it is off to wake up your phone.

With Android 5.0, you can disable notifications on an application. Simply go to Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications. This is how you can disable notifications on an app.

Check your battery percentage
 

Battery Percentage shows how much battery power your phone has left in the Android status bar. All you need to open Quick Settings with a two-finger swipe. Your battery percentage is displayed here.

With Android 5.0 (Lollipop), you will be able to set any Bluetooth device to automatically unlock your device so you won't have to constantly enter your PIN code. Just touch Security > Smart Lock > "Add as Trusted Device," enter your security code, and you're done.

Android's new "Priority" mode is similar to the iPhone's "Do Not Disturb" setting. Basically, Priority Mode lets you silence most apps and just leave a few that you always want to get notifications from. Simply go to Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications and now you can set an app as a priority.

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